Female College Student Nominated for Courage Award After Kicking Football in Game
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You may have heard that a female student at Vanderbilt has made history by kicking off the ball in a Power Five game. Did you know she has been nominated for an award for doing so?
The Tennessean reports:
Sarah Fuller nominated for courage award after Vanderbilt football debut
Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play in a Power Five college football game, was named this week’s nominee for the Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award.
It was announced by the Football Writers Association of America on Wednesday.
Fuller, a senior goalkeeper for the SEC champion Vanderbilt soccer team, squibbed the opening kickoff of the second half in a 41-0 loss to Missouri for her only play of the game. The offense didn’t get into field-goal range or score a touchdown, which would’ve given her a scoring opportunity.
Fuller joined New Mexico’s Katie Hnida and Kent State’s April Goss as the only women to appear in an FBS game. It is Fuller’s second award for her debut. She was named SEC special teams co-player of the week on Monday.
Fuller is preparing to play at No. 10 Georgia on Saturday (3 p.m., SEC Network). She is the only kicker on the depth chart. But interim coach Todd Fitch said Ryley Guay, last year’s kicker, may rejoin the roster.
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